Former Philadelphia Eagles standout Vincent F. Papale received the Living Legend Award on Jan. 17 from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association in a ceremony in Cherry Hill, N.J. Papale, who turned 78 on Feb. 9, was joined by his wife Janet and their children Vinny and Gabriella at the ceremony that paid tribute to the athlete who inspired the f...

"Sono molto orgoglioso delle mie origini italiane," David Manica said in Italian before switching to English for the rest of the presentation. It was 2019 and Manica, the most important and successful architect in the world when it comes to designing stadiums, was in Milan to present his proposal for Milan's new stadium. After that, Manica began wo...

New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito captured the hearts of the NFL with his story that included his living at home with his parents, his enjoyment of his mother's chicken cutlets, and, of course, his Cinderella-like rise to fame in the NFL as the Giants' third-string quarterback who led the team to three straight wins mid-year that resulted in...

The Kansas City Chiefs defense has been among the most impressive units in the NFL this season and helped give the team a chance to defend its Super Bowl title. Few players on Kansas City’s defense have been more impactful than lineman Chris Jones, who tied for the top spot on the Chiefs’ leaderboard for sacks during their 2023 campaign. Jones is k...

The New York Giants began the 2023 NFL season with high hopes. They were coming off their first playoff appearance in six years and thought they would take the next step up the NFC hierarchy. But the football gods had different ideas. The team reverted back to their old ways, losing several key players to long-term injuries, including their top two...

A 99-year-old Watertown man will be a guest of honor at Sunday night’s matchup between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. Querino Augusto “Augie” Alteri served in both World War II and the Korean War and will be honored at the game in Miami. During the game, the Dolphins will give Augie an on-field ceremony to be recognized in front of thousands...

Steve Flacco has seen his son be a first-round draft pick, then go play in three AFC Championship Games, then win a Super Bowl and be named the MVP of the game and ultimately become the highest-paid player in NFL history. Thursday night, seated in luxury field seats at Cleveland Browns Stadium, the elder Flacco saw his son lift the former rival Bro...

Tommy DeVito has become an Italian American icon in the New Jersey area, but not all the attention has been positive. Social media has been flooded with Goodfellas and Sopranos references that enforce negative stereotypes — and it has angered some Italians. Ralph Contini, the national president of UNICO, an Italian American service organization, ha...

Tommy DeVito is looking to take advantage of his time in the spotlight. According to sports business reporter Darren Rovell, the New York Giants quarterback's LLC, TD, filed for trademarks for "Tommy Cutlets" and "Passing Paisano." Rovell explained that the Tommy Cutlets filing was done with the intention of selling branded chicken, pasta and pizza...

The Italian Bowl is headed back to Toledo. The championship game for the Italian Federation of American Football -- which was played in Toledo in July of this year -- will be back, organizers have announced.  American fans enjoyed last summer's mini Italian invasion when the Parma Panthers beat defending champs Firenze Guelfi in what marked the...